Clinton behind bars.
Clinton behind bars.

Bill Clinton Behind Bars

Field review by the editors.

Little Rock, Arkansas

A bronze bust of the 42nd President sits outdoors atop a granite pedestal engraved with the Presidential Seal. It's behind the bars of the fence surrounding the Arkansas Governor's Mansion, where William Jefferson Clinton lived (as governor) for 12 years, according to a difficult-to-read engraved granite slab at its base (Many of the sights along the "Billgrimage" trail have similar plaques that only benefit the company that landed the plaque contract, and perhaps eyeglass manufacturers).

Bill Clinton.

The bust was unveiled on April 14, 1995, only two years after Clinton moved out of the mansion and into the White House. It was sculpted by Jan Woods, and paid for by the Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission.

The jailhouse effect of Clinton's behind-bars placement was unintentional, but oddly makes the photo op a more inclusive "reaching across the aisle" stop, appreciated by both Democrats and Republicans.

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Bill Clinton Behind Bars

Arkansas Governor's Mansion

Address:
1800 Center St., Little Rock, AR
Directions:
The bust is just to the right of the entrance gate to the Arkansas Governors Mansion, at the corner of Center and W. 18th St.
Admission:
Free
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